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What is the ovarian stimulation protocol for AI?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/21/2022

Ovarian stimulation for artificial insemination (AI) is minimal. This means that it uses low doses of hormonal drugs, unlike in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Its explanation is based on the fact that in an AI treatment only one or two ovarian follicles at the most are intended to develop. Therefore, the amounts of hormones to be administered to the patient during ovarian stimulation will be lower.

The patient will be administered gonadotropins for 10-12 days and when the follicles are of adequate size, the woman will be placed on hCG. At this time, the physician will plan the insemination in a maximum of 34 hours, to avoid ovulation.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.